|Written by||Joe Raposo|
|Publisher|| Jonico Music, Inc.|
Green Fox Music Inc.
"Somebody Come and Play" has been performed many times on Sesame Street.
The song was first used as an insert in Season 1, performed by composer Joe Raposo over a film of a lonely orangutan in the zoo. The original soundtrack was also used when the film was replaced in the late 1980s with snow leopards playing (First: Episode 2519). It was then sung by The Kids on The Sesame Street Book & Record.
Snuffy sang the song in Episode 3401. The song was used in two different segments for Season 30; one with Suzie Kabloozie (First: Episode 3786), and the other with Ernie, who was shown in a park with no one to play with. (First: Episode 3822)
Elmo sang it in Episode 4046 as he was looking for Rosita to meet for their playdate. Also, Elmo and Whoopi Goldberg sang a slightly modified version of the song while they played the violin and drum. (First: Episode 3971)
A re-written version of the song is used as the theme song for Play with Me Sesame.
- Audio (The Kids version)
- The Sesame Street Book & Record (1970)
- People in Your Neighborhood/Somebody Come and Play (single, 1970)
- Somebody Come and Play (1974)
- 60 Favorite Songs from Sesame Street (1975)
- 25 Greatest Hits (1975)
- Somebody Come and Play/A Very Simple Dance (single, 1976)
- Look & Find: Big Bird's Big Chase (1986)
- The Best of Sesame Street (1987)
- Songs from the Street: 35 Years of Music (2003)
- Audio (Big Bird and the Kids version)
- Making Friends (2012, PS22 version)
- Old School: Volume 3 (2012, original version)
- The Best of Elmo 3 (2015, Whoopi Goldberg version)